This is an analysis of the poem The Push that begins with:

Becos a crook done in a prince, an' narked an Emperor,
An' struck a light that set the world aflame;... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcbdd cdcdXe eXXXbX fgfghh dhdhXe dfXfii gcXcdd dfdfee caXcff fbfbjX XkXkll dmXmXl ddddll fdfdlX hbhbeX anXnXX Xedegg ebebbX edXdee jcXceX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 100110011101100 1101110101 100101111010111 0111011111 111111101110011 111110101110111 111110101010111 10101010001 11100111110111 1111110111 11010101110100 110011111111100 101010101011101 11101011101 11110101011101 10111011101 11010101110101 111010101000111 00011110111011 11101110111 101110101011001 11101110101 111010101010101 110010101011101 111010101011111 11100110101 111011101110101 1110110101 101110101010111 11011101001111 101000110111111 00101010111 111010101111100 111010010111 11011101011101 101010111011101 111111111111101 10111110101 1110111011111 11110110101 11111111111111 01100101110101 111110100010111 10101010111 11011111110111 10100011101 101000101010011 111010101110111 111011101111101 11101111100 101111111110101 11111110101 1110101101110111 101100101010101 11011011011011 0111110001 01111101101001 10111010101 11111100011111 01110100111101 1001111101110111 11111110111 111011101110111 10101110101 11110111110101 111111101100101 101010101110101 11101011111 11011100111011 10111001111 01001001011100 11010100100101 101110101111101 10101111101 01111101110011 1111101101 11011101111101 111011101100101 111011111010111 11111110111 11110101111101 11111010101 111111101111101 111011101010111 101010101010111 1101110011 101011111010111 11101010001 111010101110111 001010101110110 101101010101010 10101010101 101011101010100 11101010111 101010101010101 1010111000101 111111101111101 11101110101 1111011001010111 111110111011 111111101110101 111110101110111 101111101010101 10101010101 111011101010111 10101011101 1111011111011001 1110111011110010 111010101110001 10111111111 11011111110101 10111010101 111101010101001 11011101110111 10110111110101 1001010111 11111001111101 1101110101 11010101011101 11111111110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 20
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 341
  • Average number of words per stanza: 67
  • Amount of lines: 120
  • Average number of symbols per line: 56 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 11
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; an', 'is, man, 'oo, that, wiv, 'im, they, 'e, 'em, to, i, but, uv, or, we are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words an', they, 'e's, but, or, becos, we are repeated.

    The author used the same word 'an' at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

    The poet repeated the same word too at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

  • summary of The Push;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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